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John Zach Remembers MLK-2

Jan 21, 2013|

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Honest Martin Luther King Day WB Ian Steve season goes second time with a very familiar reporter whose first big news assignment. Was heading south to cover Doctor King. They were still involved early in the civil war when I was down there John -- first radio job to come from where he grew up in Kaiser town down to the deep south where he worked as a disc jockey and I. Went to work in Albany Georgia in 1960. Eyes. Ran head on into what I wrote about it in books things like segregated water fountains. And things like when he held open a door for an acquaintance of black man. It was made clear by the use of that awful word by those in power that kindness to African Americans wasn't appreciated players like -- I've known you for a long time. Which opened doors for years it was that world that he walked back into a few years later when Ansa news manic TV radio. He was sent to cover Martin Luther King by news director Weinstein. He sought king speak twice -- he Luther king delivered a brief speech telling everyone all the congregation how important. His non violent civil rights campaign was. And that he needed finances so that they could keep going. He passed the collection plate once didn't get enough then sent Iran a bushel basket asking people for whatever they had anything. Pieces of jewelry tickle your wrist watches and rings that put them in there. And that's how they find it part of his. Nonviolent civil rights -- Species news radio 9:30 AM and one on seven point seven FM WB ES. You know it's so important to remember this and then I think for people today eleven and have. Forgotten about it I don't know about it. You know I think a lot of kids learn about it in school and I think some of the teachers sometimes -- over some really need to hear these stories -- the I tell the story is to my grandparents alive and means this is why we remember Martin Luther King on this federal holiday.

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